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Cricket game on Eyre Highway lifts spirits for those stranded at Border Village on the Nullarbor

Cricket game on Eyre Highway lifts spirits for those stranded at Border Village on the Nullarbor

An abandoned stretch of bitumen along Eyre Highway, which has now been closed for 11 days, has made for a friendly cricket game in the midst of Australia’s bushfire crisis.

The 1,660 kilometre highway is the only sealed road linking Western Australia and South Australia, with closures leaving travellers stranded at Border Village on the Nullarbor.

But making the most of the dire situation and creating a solution for their boredom, those stuck turned the highway into a roadside cricket pitch.

Traveller Jarron Tewes shared these images on Facebook, adding that he feels ‘homesick’.

A cricket match set up outside settlement Border Village on the Nullarbor.

Roads were expected to re-open on Thursday but the fast moving blaze broke containment lines and began impacting the highway on both sides, forcing it to remain closed.

St John Ambulance has set up a first aid post at Prinsep Street in Norseman.

The blaze started on December 20.